The Cream of the Milk: reading by poet Pauline Hall

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The Cream of the Milk is a broadsheet which celebrates thirteen Irishwomen from Irish history and mythology, some of them fair, none of them middling. It is published in a limited edition of 250 with original clerihews (short humorous poems) by Pauline Hall, embellished with full colour illustrations by Alan Nolan, and biographical notes.

Watch a video of Pauline reading from The Cream of the Milk at Pearse Street Library, with accompanying illustrations by Alan Nolan, on 17th September 2014.

The remarkable Irish women included in this handsome broadsheet are:

  • Nora Barnacle
  • Bookcover: The Cream of the Milk by Pauline HallDr James Barry
  • Nurse Mamie Cadden
  • Biddy Early
  • Grawnawale/Grace O’Malley
  • Eileen Gray
  • Iseult the Fair
  • Lady Hazel Lavery
  • Constance Countess Markievicz
  • Marie-Louise O’Murphi
  • Peig Sayers
  • Margaret Burke Sheridan
  • Lady Jane Francesca Wilde “Speranza”.
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